Best Comedy Movies of 1928

1.

The Circus

5.8
8.2/10 IMDB

Charlie, a wandering tramp, becomes a circus handyman and falls in love with the circus owner's daughter. Unaware of Charlie's affection, the girl falls in love with a handsome young performer. Charlie's versatility makes him star of the show when he substitutes for an ailing tightwire walker. He is discharged from the company when he protects the girl from her father's abuse, but he returns and appeals to the handsome performer to marry the girl. After the wedding the father prevails upon them to rejoin the circus. Charlie is hired again, but he stays behind when the caravan moves on.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Al Ernest Garcia, Merna Kennedy, Harry Crocker, George Davis, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford, John Rand, Steve Murphy ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1928-01-06
2.

Steamboat Bill, Jr.

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

The just out of college effete son of a no-nonsense steamboat captain comes to visit his father whom he's not seen since he was little.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Tom McGuire, Marion Byron, Tom Lewis, James T. Mack, Tom Lewis ..
Directed by: Charles Reisner, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1928-02-14
3.

The Cameraman

5.0
8.1/10 IMDB

A photographer takes up newsreel shooting to impress a secretary.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, Sidney Bracey, Harry Gribbon, Ray Cooke, Vernon Dent, Harry Keaton, Louise Keaton, Bert Moorhouse ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1928-09-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1928 : Lonesome
4.

Lonesome

4.1
7.8/10 IMDB

Two lonely people in the big city meet and enjoy the thrills of an amusement park, only to lose each other in the crowd after spending a great day together. Will they ever see each other again?

Starring: Barbara Kent, Glenn Tryon, Fay Holderness, Gusztáv Pártos, Eddie Phillips, Andy Devine ..
Directed by: Pál Fej?s
Release date: 1928-06-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1928 : The Patsy
5.

The Patsy

4.1
7.4/10 IMDB

Jealous that her older sister Grace has landed handsome and successful Tony Anderson, Patricia Harrington launches an elaborate charm offensive to win his heart. Patricia shrugs off her diffidence and, in the hope that Tony will be drawn to her new persona, tries to carry herself with the self-confidence of the era's silent film stars. When this doesn't have the desired effect, Patricia takes things a step further.

Starring: Marion Davies, Orville Caldwell, Marie Dressler, Lawrence Gray, Dell Henderson, Jane Winton, William H. O'Brien ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1928-04-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1928 : Show People
6.

Show People

4.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Peggy Pepper arrives in Hollywood, from Georgia, to become a great dramatic star. Things do not go entirely according to plan.

Starring: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli, Tenen Holtz, Harry Gribbon, Sidney Bracey, Polly Moran, Albert Conti, John Gilbert ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1928-11-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1928 : Speedy
7.

Speedy

4.0
7.7/10 IMDB

Speedy loses his job as a soda jerk, then spends the day with his girl at Coney Island. He then becomes a cab driver and delivers Babe Ruth to Yankee Stadium, where he stays to see the game. When the railroad tries to run the last horse-drawn trolley (operated by his girl's grandfather) out of business, Speedy organizes the neighborhood old-timers to thwart their scheme.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff, Brooks Benedict, Babe Ruth, Ernie Adams, James Bradbury Jr., Edna Mae Cooper, Josephine Crowell, Andy De Villa ..
Directed by: Ted Wilde
Release date: 1928-04-07
Best Comedy Movies of 1928 : The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
8.

The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A young prince falls in love with a beautiful barmaid while at university in old Heidelberg.

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Norma Shearer, Jean Hersholt, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Philippe De Lacy, Edgar Norton, Bobbie Mack, Edward Connelly, Otis Harlan, John S. Peters ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1928-01-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1928 : Two Tars
9.

Two Tars

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Stanley and Oliver, two sailors on shore leave, rent a car and go on a drive with their dates, but soon get involved in a huge traffic jam with dozens of ill-tempered motorists. A minor collision sets off an escalating series of retaliations. This film is recognized as one of Laurel and Hardy's greatest.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Thelma Hill, Ruby Blaine, Charlie Hall ..
Directed by: James Parrott, Leo McCarey
Release date: 1928-11-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1928 : The Farmer's Wife
10.

The Farmer's Wife

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Successful middle-aged farmer Samuel Sweetland becomes widowed, then his daughter marries and leaves home. Deciding he wishes to remarry, Sweetland pursues some local women he considers prospects.

Starring: Jameson Thomas, Lillian Hall-Davis, Gordon Harker, Gibb McLaughlin, Maud Gill, Louie Pounds, Olga Slade, Ruth Maitland, Antonia Brough, Haward Watts ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1928-03-02

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